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. our headlines -- >> a redline cross. the u.s. says it believes syria may have used chemical weapons. we go live to washington to ask what happens next. >> the europeans fighting in syria's civil war. confirmation that german jihad tests are involved. >> the bank when -- bangladesh building collapse disaster. the search for survivors continues. is this a game changer for how the world deals with the crisis in syria? on thursday, the united states said that it now believes forces loyal to the syrian president have probably used chemical weapons in syria. >> the finding is a very fresh one. the u.s. defense secretary said the intelligence community reached the conclusion within the past 24 hours. >> that's right. the chemical in question is a lethal nerve agent. hagel did not say where or when it was used, but he made it clear that the blame lies with assad. >> our coverage begins with this report. >> are arriving in abu dhabi, the u.s. defense secretary said washington believes the assad regime has used chemical weapons but admitted there was some uncertainty. >> the white house deliv
-assad. >> (translated): my greatest joy will be to become a martyr, and for syria to be liberated. >> narrator: facing him, a career soldier, determined to preserve the assad regime. >> (translated): we are all martyrs in the marking, to keep our country safe. >> narrator: two countrymen, now enemies, in a conflict increasingly driven by hatred. (explosion) >> narrator: with unprecedented access to both sides, frontline journeys deep inside syria to reveal a war that is reshaping the middle east, in "syria behind the lines." frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support ffrontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information is available at additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by tfrontline journalism fund, supporting investigative reporting and enterprise journalism. >> narrator: the orontes river val
>> narrator: the orontes river valley tells the story of syria. it reveals a warring nation that is breaking apart. in this valley, neighbor is fighting neighbor. every day is a struggle to survive. a land where regime and rebels are fighting to the death. this is the story of the people who live and fight on both sides of the front line-- neighbors now divided by religion, ideology, and the river that runs between them. ahmad is 20 years old, and works in his dad's garage. nine months ago he defected from the regime police force to join the rebel free syrian army. >> (translated): i was a policeman. we were sent out to quell the protests, and some of us would open fire on demonstrators. but i used to hide. i'd throw my bullets away. here is my photo. i looked evil when i was serving the regime. i was full of hatred. now i look better. this photo was taken after i joined the free syrian army. this is the real me. the regime used to force me to shave my beard every day. when i defected, i started to grow it. i wanted to change my look while fighting with the rebels. >> (trans
.s. would have to rethink its options. >> we have evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside syria, but we do not know how they were used, when they were used, who use them. we do not have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. decisions am making about america's national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapons use, i have got to make sure i have got the facts. >> for the united nations, the syrian ambassador says there is proof that chemical weapons have been used, but he put the blame on the opposition rebels. >> the syrian government has always emphasized in damascus, the capital, as well as here any it will not use and i stressons, this point, which has been andly controversial reported by the enemies of syria to serve their hidden agendas. >> for more on the situation in syria and the decision facing the white house, i spoke a short time ago to a former national security adviser to president george w. bush. you have been inside the white house in situations like this. how will the president go about determinin
to be dominated by syria. >> i think that's right, chris. i think that the president is going to get a lot of questions about syria. of course, several months ago he declared that it would be a red line if syria used chemical weapons. just last week, the administration said that there is proof, they believe, that syria has used chemical weapons. and at this point, it's not clear how the president, how this administration is going to respond. they say they need more evidence to corroborate the initial intelligence reports. i think you're absolutely right, the president has to some extent boxed himself in with those comments. we know that he's also reached tout russia. he just made a phone call to vladimir putin yesterday trying to get him on board to convince assad to step down, at the very least, relinquish his campaign against his own people. i think, chris, you're going to also hear questions about the sequester, as you know. congress just passed a bill. it took them two days to pass bill to cut off the part of the sequester to end furloughs of air traffic controllers basically ending th
/11. >> i want to talk about syria. we will talk about this in the next segment at length with the israeli ambassador. i want to ask you guys about it as well. after stating the use of chemical weapons was a red lien this week president obama seemed to back off that. take a look. >> this is not an on or off switch. this is an ongoing challenge that all of us have is to be concerned about. >> chris: senator manchin, as a member of the senate the armed services committee are you, first of all, persuaded that the assad regime did use chemical weapons and what do you make of the fact that the president seemed to set this marker assad stepped over it and now he is backing away? >> from what i have been told and seen and in the briefings i have had, it shows that they have used it and do have the capabilities. there is some question after as we know iraq and how that had gone so there is questions in senators' minds, i believe. when we watch this whole thing unfold in syria right now, we look at syria from the standpoint do we send troops in. there is people advocating that. do we give all of th
should the u.s. role be in syria? >> boston is becoming to me a case study in system failure. >> schieffer: but what to do about it? and what about the other story, reports the syrian government used chemical weapons on its open people. >> to use potential weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line, and that is going to be a cha >> schieffer: does that mean greater u.s. involvement? we'll hear from three key senators on both stories. south republican lindsey graham. missouri democrat claire mccaskill. and georgia republican saxby chambliss. we'll get the latest from boston from cbs investigators john miller and bob orr, and analysis on all that and more from peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." harvard university's david gergen. cbs this morning cohost norah o'donnell. foreign correspondent clarissa ward, just back from sirpia. and political director john dickerson. plus the highlights will of last night's correspondents' dinner. it's all next on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" w
, and president incredibly said that syria had crossed a different red line, with their constant murderous assault on their population. >> i think that in many ways a line has been crossed when see eople killed by theds of regime. lou: the mixed messages could have the syrian dictator wondering whether he has crossed a so-called red line at all, and whether empty threats are being issued by the leader of the free world, president made his comments after meeting with king abdullah of jordan, a flood of refugees has crossed the border from syria. fox news senior white house correspondent reports. >> a day a after his aide said siarsyria had used chemical wea. >> this is not solve overnight. >> reporter: mr. obama met with jordan's king abdullah. >> since yoo must visit to jordan 5 weeks ago we had over 50,000 refugees, we're 10% of increase of our population. >> reporter: jordan's jobless rate is 20% that puts political pressure on the king, lawmakers saying supporting abdullah is one of the main reasons for intervention in syria, but first is securing chemical weapons after assad's fall. u.s. said
, and also syria is in a very, very difficult situation. >> and the last thing that you would want to see in the region is the turkish and israel relations getting worse. >> rose: american foreign policy, and turkish foreign policy when we continue. >> funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders. n't and by bloomberg, a provider of multimea news and information services worldwide. >> from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: richard haass is here, she the president of the council on foreign relations. he is a veteran observer of american foreign policy in his new book he looks inward and argues america must solve its domestic problems if it is going to be a foreign power, it is foreign policy begins as home, the case for putting america's house in order. i am pleased to have him here at this table. welcome. >> thank you. >> rose: so where does this book come from? what have you been looking and, thinking that perhaps we need to focus on restoration? >> well, first of all it is a book i never imagine
of south sudan, somalia and syria have not touched the weapons convention that banned it. that last country, syria, is thought to have the largest stocks of serin in the whole world. syria started making chemical weapons in ernest in the 1970s and really stepped it up in then 1980s, a strategic decision made by the assad government. for whatever reason now the assad government has huge stockpiles of chemical weapons. in the bloody civil war raging for two years in syria there are frequent allegations the syrian government is using its chemical weapons against the rebels, against its own civilians. the syrian government itself alleged chemical weapons were used by the rebels, not by them but the other side. either way, it should be noted the use of chemical weapons is much easier to allege than to prove. i mean that in the technical sense. it is hard to allege chemical weapons were used. this is not the situation in iraq the debate is whether or not this particular guy has chemical weapons. in syria it's clear they do. we know they have stockpiles of chemical weapons. the question is whether
husband comes from serious. -- syria. the couple founded a foundation .alled, bridge she tells me that it functions as a link between supporters and donors in germany and organizations that work in and around syria. many of the supporters come from the school itself, teachers and students. they've collected donations and even held bake sales to raise .oney it surprises me how much interest the students take in the fate of syrian children and how much thought they put into the crisis there. >> we don't know what's legitimate and what isn't him and said this pupil. if we were to support the rebels, the rebels recently kidnapped some un blue helmets or i. i don't think we can simply support the rebels without question. that's why i think helping the refugees is the best that we can do. the principal agrees. without him, this project would not have been possible. >> the project here at the school shows that these are real people, he says. their problems are real problems. we can see those problems if we choose to look. our project says, we want to put a spotlight on syria. we can look
working on secret contingency plans. it is a project code-named syria, the day after. after more than two years of bloodshed, they are preparing for this decisive event, including a possible fall of bashar al assad, but, of course, no one knows what will happen or when. the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon has put the former deputy of sweden in charge. in his first interview on this sensitive subject, he told me the u.n. was considering a range of options. it >> about five, six months ago, it was mostly to what degree we could help restore institutions, help out with institution building, help with the reconciliation process with the development program, but i must admit, now the focus is more of a concern of what state of affairs we will have to deal with at the end of this conflict. >> after the occupation of iraq and the invasion of afghanistan, there is little appetite in the u.s. or nato to take a key role in stabilizing syria. the u.n. looked like the only option. >> i know we are pretty much the only show in town, with non- government organizations and the also the red cross, and
if they will be making good on their threat. >> to syria where there has now been confirmation of long-held suspicions that the jihaddist are linked to allow qaeda. >> that is if what the head of the of the iraq arm say ifs. he said there had been receiving funds and from 2011. >> the have claimed some 500 attacks across syria saying they want to establish an islamist country. >> the leader of al qaeda in iraq a confirming some things that we had feared. saying they are closely linked to el qaeda. the group, seen here in the propaganda video, claims to have about 7000 supporters. they have been funding the syrian group for two years. the front's first made headlines when a call for a holy war against syrian president bashar of assaad. then carried out more than 500 attacks including car bombings in damascus last may killing 55 people. yesterday's attacked killing 15 in damascus as also being it should be added to this group. the fighters have been an effective part of the uprising against the assaad regime, but they make no secret of their hostility towards secular institutions. their goal is the crea
>> one of the groups fighting the assad regime in syria reportedly pledged allegiance to al qaeda. hello. welcome to al jazeera live from doha. also on the program -- 2 million children without the basics of life. a special report from central african republic. the koreane for peninsula. the south of raises its alert level, believing the north is about to test fire a missile and the united states is also preparing for the worse. >> do we the capability to intercept a missile if the north koreans launch within the next several days? >> we do. paris making sure there are no slipups when they take on barcelona in the champions league. a man claiming to lead a fighting group in syria pledge allegiance to al qaeda. the head ofnized -- on a posting they declared from the start that sharia needs to be enforced across very. he now declared allegiance to him and al-zawahiri, the head to al qaeda. not able to verify whether it is a genuine recording. let's go live to neighboring turkey. how surprised should we be to allegiance?f >> onto to be, both on the confirmation and also the timing. t
>>> good monday morning, everyone. a bm attack on syria's prime minister. >>> what russian intelligence heard on a wiretap about the boston bombing suspects and jihad. >>> a fast-moving storm in texas leads to flash flooding and frantic calls for help. >>> plus air traffic back to normal, taylor swift's new digs and at the giants/padres game. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, april 29th. >>> good morning, everyone. >> good start to the week to you. i'm richard lui. syria's prime minister survived a car bomb while calls for action is growing in washington as new evidence of chemical weapons are now in play in the country. president obama has said crossing that line would be a game changer. now critics are calling the credibility into question while the white house says it wants more evidence. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's why some lawmakers here on capitol hill say the u.s. needs to send a strong signal not only to the assad regime in syria but also to oth
with the administration facing a complex and bloody crisis in syria with some lawmakers demanding action but with little agreement about what that would mean in practice. in the latest violence, syria's prime minister survived what appeared to be an assassination attempt today when a car bomb exploded near his convoy in damascus. this, the latest in a series of attacks on high-ranking officials comes after intelligence reports that the syrian government has used chemical weapons and as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle demand a response, however limited in scope. >> i believe the united states could play a greater role in dealing with the humanitarian crisis. the suffering is intense, and i don't think the world's greatest superpower, the united states, can stand by and not do anything. >> we have said that they need a no-fly zone which could be obtained without using u.s. manned aircraft. we could use patriot missiles, patriot batteries and cruise missiles to take out their air and to supply the resistance with weapons. >> but if senator mccain outlined a robust intervention there, he joined a parad
the crisis in syria. an issue that has escalated since the administration went public last week with evidence that chemical weapons are being used. >> what's happening in syria is a blemish on the international community generally. we already are deeply engaged in trying to bring about a solution in syria. it is a difficult problem. but even if chemical weapons were not being used in syria, we'd still be thinking about tens of thousands of people, innocent civilians. women, children, who have been killed by a regime that's more concerned about staying in power than it is about the well-being of its people. so we are alread invested in trying to find a solution here. >> what that solution is, however, remains highly unclear. during the press conference, president obama said it would be quote a game-changer if chemical weapons were used in syria. when asked to clarify what exactly a game-change would mean, the president provided little clarity. >> do you mean u.s. military action? >> by game changer i mean that we would have to rethink the range of options that are available to us. >> and if th
's breaking news coming into cnn right now. a major development in the civil war in syria. the defense secretary chuck hagel now saying the u.s. has evidence, evidence, that chemical weapons have been used in that conflict by the syrian regime. this comes just a few days after a top israeli intelligence official similarly said israel believes the syrian military has used chemical weapons, specifically sarin gas. the white house has just released copies, identical letters, sent to carl levin, the senator of armed services and senator john mccain, ranking member of the armed services committee stipulating that u.s. intelligence, the assessment now is that the syrian regime has used chemical weapons which earlier the president had insisted if that were true it would be in his words a game changer. >> that's right, wolf. and this is indeed a major development because earlier this week jay carney was asked about some of these claims from the israelis about chemical weapons being used inside syria and he said that the administration was skeptical. and now the administration saying that they
for air traffic controlers. yesterday the white house ntelligence community says they believe syria has used chemical weapons on their own people. we want to get your thoughts. here's how you can reach out to this morning -- >> if you want to reach out the on social media, twitter is available to you and you can post on our facebook page and our email is the white house released this letter. text of it can be found. here's a little bit of it regarding the evidence spoken about yesterday. this is to john mccain. it stays intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the syrian regime has on a small chemical weapons on their own people. jeremy from the hill says their staff writer writes on defense issues, mr. herb, how does the white house treat this information that came yesterday? guest: well, they have reacted with caution on the next steps on whether or not to red line has been crossed. and white house officials said they still did not have enough evidence to corroborate the chemical weapons had been used. they did not stay red line ha
to start with syria. president obama's holding a press conference, asked about syria. did they cross the red line when they might have used chemical weapons. we believe that it was probably that they did. well here's president obama's response. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened and when i am making decisions about america's national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapon use, i've got to make sure i've got the facts. cenk: yeah that's a delay tactic. he's between a rock and hard place. the american people don't want to go to syria the american corporations don't want to go. israel doesn't want to go to syria. he drew a red line and they crossed it. he said well, let's see what happens, we've got to determine better. we certainly don't want to rush into war. i'm glad he's taking his time to figure it out in some ways. we'll talk more about that
. >> bret: president obama tries to clarify just where that red line is for syria. he is asked about benghazi testimony. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. our series of reports on the benghazi terror attack and new allegations of intimidation and stonewalling from the administration in just a minute. first, president obama is trying to soft pedal phrases such as "red line" and "game changer" when it comes to syria and chemical weapons and substitute words like we don't know and would have to re-think. the complex and contradictory situation with syria part of a wide-ranging news conference this morning. ed henry our man on the front row. >> this time president obama never used the phrase "red line," instead hedging on the threat he made just eight months ago that the use of chemical weapons by syrian president assad. >> we don't know who when who used them, we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. >> none of those caveats were highlighted when the president made this vow last august. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole
>>> this sunday, is syria a game changer for president obama? the security threats mount on his watch. >>> a new chapter in syria's brutal civil war. the administration says the assad regime appears to have used chemical weapons. >> used potential weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line with respect to international norms of international law, and that is going to be a game changer. >> if confirmed, what is the president prepared to do? are there any good options? how should the lessons of iraq weigh on the obama team's thinking? with us this morning ranking member of the senate armed services committee, arizona republican john mccain. >>> then the terror debate after boston. should more have been done to track the suspects when red flags were raised? a debate between republican congressman peter king of the intelligence and homeland security committee, and democratic congressman of minnesota, keith ellison. >>> also this morning, perspective on the threats testing the president, from former british prime minister tony blair. and our roundtable t
and out among all the way to syria and parts of egypt and so on. i think the more we stand up for her we are, the more we expand our values, the more we are going to gain and give think that the more we stand up for who we are, the defend our values. to gain we're going influence and give voice and moderate muslim world. >> we have three minutes left closing. dr. gushy, you have anything you'd like to say. he like to ask nick lewis if had anything because he led a terrific team and then asa, close it off? thank you, jim. the task force says in our eport, all societies behave differently under stress. at those times they may even to conflict with their essential character and values. that's what we did here. were under stress and we took actions that conflict with who we are. who we are called to be and who we have committed to be. willing to rs not face the truth. and a loty euphemisms of state secrets. has etainee task force functioned as a sort of truth commission, revealing where we strayed from our values, about the light of investigation and analysis on to in the hope that the next
tonight. we have light stories serious stories. are we going to go to war with syria. i think maybe we should, what? we'll discuss that later in the program. and then george bush library. come on, come on. he gave a speech in the words of bush today it was awesome. okay. and then we've got more light stories that rent is too damn high. speaking of the mayoral race in new york anthony wiener said by the way i might have done a couple of more tweets. good luck with those. it's like an easter egg hunt with wiener. the boston bombers didn't want to be just the boston bombers. it's possible that they also wanted to go to new york. we found that through interrogations. here is mayor michael bloomberg talking about that. >> last name we were informed by the fbi that the survivor attack attacker said that new york was next on their list of target. they intended to drive to new york and detonate explosives at times square. who is going to. me with this discussion? we have ana kasparian, hermela aregawi, michael hastings and jayar jackson. they said security exception for what is happening immi
and in some cases misleading pressure for the united states to intervene in syria. also, president obama makes history long overdue history, in a remarkable story emerges from the aftermath of the boston bombings. all this, plus click three. but we begin tonight with the big flashing headline breaking news of the day, from the least popular branch of government, widely seen as the most dysfunctional branch of government, the one that contains the right wing republican house caucus committed to obstruction above all else in that branch of government. today, today we saw a remarkable display of emergency and pragmatic problem solving come together in a matter of hours to fix the moment pressing trouble facing america today. and that very pressing problem is extended travel delays for frequent flyers and members of congress. yes, a long and tortured path to triumph on this issue. but a vote, resoureding margin, representatives agreeing to tackle the delays due it furlough of aviation workers. the faa and transportation department started sounding alarms about furloughs, having workers take tempor
syria of using chemical weapons. the senior member says it has happened on a number of occasions, including this attack in march. the u.s. has not yet come to that conclusion. the ships that were kidnapped at gunpoint have been released. it is not yet clear who is behind the attack. it has reached epidemic proportions in syria. often for money and other times for political reasons. his report contains graphic images that you might find disturbing. >> some memories can't be wiped. when the shopkeeper was kidnapped, the captors demanded a $1.5 million ransom. they filmed him begging his family for help. get the kidnappers did not what they wanted, they cut off one of his figures. they said to the video and the offender to his family. he was ransomed after they borrowed $80,000. he said he was kidnapped by sunni muslim gunmen loyal to the opposition free syria army. because he is a shia that mostly supported the president. gosh the sectarian factor was clear. they directed secretary an insult to me. there was a lot of blame. >> of the streets of damascus used to be safe. they are em
said the u.s. must take action. >> there's nothing you can do in syria without risk but the greatest risk say failed state with chemical weapons falling into hands of radical islamists and they are poring into syria. >> reporter: fellow republican john mccain calls for giving military aid to the syrian rebels. and he said there might be a need for outside forces but not involving americans. >> we have to, as an international group, plan and be ready operationally -- not just plan but be ready pediatricianally to -- operationally to go in and secure the areas. whatever the composition of that force is is something we have toll look at carefully. the worst thing the united states could do right now is put boots on the ground in syria. that would turn the people against us. >> reporter: today white house spokesman jay carney turned aside talk of action. he repeated the administration wants to make sure it has all the facts. >> we have established with varying degrees of confidence that there have been incidences of chemical weapons used, sarin in particular, in searal. we're working to
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